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Real-world evaluation of the clinical safety and efficacy of fluticasone/formoterol FDC via the Revolizer® in patients with persistent asthma in India.

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Summary of "Real-world evaluation of the clinical safety and efficacy of fluticasone/formoterol FDC via the Revolizer® in patients with persistent asthma in India."

The combination of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) is widely used for the management of asthma. This prospective, open-label, non-comparative, observational, 24-week multicentre study is the first real-world study from India to compare the efficacy and safety of fixed-dose combination of fluticasone/formoterol (Maxiflo® 100/6 mcg or 250/6 mcg) capsules via the Revolizer® device in patients with persistent asthma. The primary efficacy analyses included mean change in Asthma Control Test (ACT™) at 4, 8, 16 and 24 weeks. Secondary efficacy analyses included mean change in morning and evening peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) at the end of 4, 8, 16 and 24 weeks, number of patients having symptom-free days and nights at the end of 4, 8, 16 and 24 weeks, the number and severity of exacerbations over 24 weeks and response to the Usability Preference Satisfaction Confidence questionnaire after 1 week. Overall, 385 (of 401; 96.01%) enrolled patients completed the study. The mean change in ACT™ score was 6.7 ± 3.71 (95%
CI:
6.32, 7.06; p < 0.0001) at week 24. The ACT™ score at weeks 4, 8 and 16 showed progressive and statistically significant increase from baseline. A statistically significant improvement in morning and evening PEFR at weeks 4, 8, 16 and 24 was reported. The proportion of patients experiencing symptom-free days and nights continuously increased from baseline to week 24. A good safety profile over the 24-week period was observed. The Revolizer® device was preferred by 94.26% patients over their current device. Fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate FDC capsules administered via a single-dose dry powder inhaler ([DPI], (Revolizer®) offers a novel, well-tolerated and effective treatment option for the long-term management of asthma.

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Name: Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics
ISSN: 1522-9629
Pages: 101869

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